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  • Perspective: Hull House 2.0

    Perspective: Hull House 2.0
    We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so than Burnham's.
  • Illinois women win the right to vote

    Illinois women win the right to vote
    Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86

    Robert Sickinger, pioneer of Chicago theater, dies at 86
    Robert Sickinger, a pivotal figure in the development of Chicago's off-Loop theater scene, died Thursday morning at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. Sickinger was 86. His daughter, Erika, said her father died from natural causes. To the extent that...

    Quinn won't say if he supports major toll increase

    Quinn won't say if he supports major toll increase
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn isn't taking a position yet on his tollway board's idea to nearly double tolls to pay for new roads and road work.Asked the governor's views on the toll hike proposal, his administration offered a written statement today. ...

    Chicagoland literary events: May 14 - 20

    Saturday The Friends of the Joliet Public Library will host a book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa, Joliet: free. Sunday Erik Larson will sign his "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's...